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I Am Jane Doe

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | 7 - 9 PM

For one night only, Fierce Freedom will screen the documentary I Am Jane Doe with a panel discussion to follow. This is the first screening of I Am Jane Doe in Wisconsin. Join us for this special and moving event.

I Am Jane Doe, the powerful new documentary film written and directed by Mary Mazzio, narrated by Academy-Award and Golden Globe nominee Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, Miss Sloane), and produced by Mazzio and Academy-Award nominee Alec Sokolow (Toy Story), chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their under-age daughters who were bought and sold for sex on, the adult classifieds section that for years was part of the iconic Village Voice.

I Am Jane Doe follows the journey of these young girls and their mothers who have filed law suits against Backpage, setting these children on a collision course not only with the owners of Backpage, but with judges, powerful companies, special interest groups, and Section 230 of the U.S. Communications Decency Act, an internet freedom law that has been interpreted by federal judges to provide a safe haven for website publishers to advertise underage girls for sex. These cases have, thus far, not gone well for these Jane Doe children, but have sparked a political movement and a Senate Investigation.

I Am Jane Doe shines a light on child sex-trafficking, a gut-wrenching reality that affects every community in America, debunking the myth that this crime only happens in developing countries.


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